Enea completes a directed share issue of SEK 141 million
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Enea AB (publ) (“Enea”) has, based on the authorization given by the annual general meeting of Enea on May 9, 2017, and in accordance with what Enea indicated in its press release on October 25, 2017, resolved to carry out a directed share issue of 1,786,000 shares to qualified investors at a subscription price of SEK 79 per share. The subscription price has been determined through a so-called accelerated book-building procedure.
The directed issue has been subscribed by selected Swedish and European qualified investors, including Swedbank Robur Fonder Ny Teknik and DNB Asset Management. The reason for the deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emptive rights is to, in a timely and cost efficient manner, increase Enea’s financial flexibility for further value-creating investments and acquisitions. Through the share issue, Enea will obtain approximately SEK 141 million before transaction costs. Enea primarily intends to use the proceeds to strengthen the company’s market position and long-term earnings by way of acquisitions.
After the share issue, the total number of shares and votes in Enea will amount to 19,650,231. The share issue entails a dilution effect of approximately 9 percent based on the total number of shares in Enea after the share issue.
In conjunction with the share issue, Enea has mandated ABG Sundal Collier as Sole Lead Manager and Bookrunner.
Anders Lidbeck, President & CEO
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This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC. Enea has not authorized any offer to the public of shares or rights in any member state of the EEA and no prospectus has been or will be prepared in connection with the directed share issue.